From growing a multi-million dollar software company revolutionizing how households buy groceries to training hundreds of highly skilled IT workers, the Birmingham region is programmed for thriving technology companies.

As technology companies across the nation face workforce challenges, the Birmingham region is developing talent for the technology companies of today and tomorrow. Today, Birmingham is the fastest city in the nation for hiring engineering talent according to Textio. To develop the workforce for tomorrow, this designated TechHire community is training local youth for 900-plus high-paying IT jobs while its world-class university, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), plans to ramp up its production of IT graduates.

Home to the Southeast’s largest high-tech incubator, the Birmingham region is no stranger to successful, home-grown technology companies such as these notable companies: (Click on a logo for more details)

Birmingham has been a great place to start and grow a business especially in the last few years. There’s a thriving startup scene here thanks to affordable housing, great universities, a welcoming and business friendly government, and a growing network of smart ambitious entrepreneurs
— Bill Smith, CEO of Shipt (recently acquired by Target for $550 million)
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Birmingham is 2X more concentrated than the average U.S. metro, ranking No. 13 in the nation.

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As the city where your salary stretches the furthest, Birmingham’s IT industry jobs pay $78,800 on average – saving employers 45 percent in payroll cost when compared to the national average while simultaneously offering workers a high, cost of living adjusted income.

 

Top New and Expanding Industries

Since 2011, the Birmingham region’s IT & Analytical Instruments industry has announced 1,300-plus new jobs and over $30 million in investments. The Birmingham region has experienced record-breaking technology job creation and investment in 2017, accounting for half of announced technology jobs and capital invested since 2011. (Click to see an expanded view.)

 

Notable Accolades